By Bluebutterfly Latest Reply 2009-12-30 03:28:23 -0600
Started 2009-12-28 16:19:50 -0600

I was put on insulin about 6 months ago. I was started on 5ml of lantus at bedtime. after trial and errormy bs is still over two hundres fasting. My dr put me on 105 units this is an on going thing I report my readings for 5-7 days and he has steadily upped my insulin. My question is how much is to much lantus? I go on 110 units in 7days then report bs readings.Please anyone help me. I need to know.I would appreciate any response.

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John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-12-29 15:15:35 -0600 Report

There's no magic formula when it comes to insulin dose. In fact, because insulin resistance is at the heart of type 2 diabetes, dosages will certainly be different for almost everyone.

The most important thing is to find the dosage that works for you. If that's 110 or 210, it really doesn't matter. Your doctor may begin experimenting with adding oral meds in addition to the insulin to help the insulin work better. But just stay focused on finding the dose that works best for you.

Bluebutterfly 2009-12-30 03:28:23 -0600 Report

Thanks for you response.I was so confused as to how much insulin a person could take. I take glyburide with the insulin and my bs is still over 200.Thanks again. I love the people here it does help to be able to talk to someone else with the same problem. Maybe someday there will be a cure.for all of us.

Harlen 2009-12-28 18:42:05 -0600 Report

lantus didnt work for me at all
I was on 150 ut a day and I had to give it up just didnt work for me
Now on a pump and life is good
best wishes

packrat2 2009-12-28 17:19:18 -0600 Report

when I was on lantus, I would take 1/2 of the 75 units in the AM and 1/2 at bed time…do you take a bolus {fast acting insulin} before a meal..???best regards packrat2

Bluebutterfly 2009-12-28 18:35:40 -0600 Report

No I take lantus and take 4 glyburide pills. I haven't been in controll in for ever.I watch my diet. I try to excercise 3-4 times weeekly 30 mins at a timethanks for your responce

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